Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The State of the Scott, September 2009

Inspired by -- but by no means comparing myself to -- Nicholas Felton's 2008 Annual Report, I thought I'd maybe do a progress report of my own. It's not as graphically compelling, but it'll give me a chance to reflect and maybe share something interesting about me that you didn't already know.


Age: 36 years, two months, 8 days
Height: 5'9" (but my driver's license says 5'10" for some reason)
Weight: 238 pounds
Body Mass Index: 35.1

Blood Pressure: 124/78
Cholesterol: 190
Resting Heart Rate: 58 bpm, 10 minutes after waking

Most Frequent Exercise Activity: Yoga
Most Recent Exercise Activity: Cycled 12 miles in crazy wind in just under an hour

Ongoing Physical Symptoms: Tight left hamstring (remaining from herniated disc episode in 2002)


IQ (as measured by this test): 142

Last Class Attended: Planned Giving at The Fund Raising School, IUPUI
Last Book Read: "Hellblazer/Dangerous Habits" by Garth Ennis
Favorite Book: "The Book of Qualities" by J. Ruth Gendler

Intellectual Pursuits: Poetry, trivia games, witty banter

Podcasts Subscribed To: 5
Podcast Most Frequently Listened To: "Comedy and Everything Else" with Todd Glass, Jimmy Dore, and Stefané Zamarano
Total Time Spent Listening To "Comedy and Everything Else" Podcast: 22 hours, 6 minutes

Song Most Frequently Played In My iTunes: "Ca, C'est l'Amour" by John Barrowman

Total Number of Tweets Since Joining Twitter On 4/27/08: 10,458
Twitter Rank (according to TwitterGrader): 55,507th out of 4,819,710 users
Number of Twitter Followers: 902
Number of People I'm Following On Twitter: 396

Number Of Facebook Friends: 498

Number Of Blog Posts Since 1/1/09: 148 (including this one)

Number Of Dates I Have Been On Since 1/1/09: 3, including 3 wedding dates
Target Number Of Dates For 2009: 0

Number Of Times Since 1/1/09 A Ridiculous Amount Of Money Has Been Proposed As A Gift To The Charity Of My Choosing In Exchange For A Date With Me: 1

Apparent Approximate Market Value Of A Date With Me: $10,000.00

Number Of Times I Actually Went On A Date In Exchange For $10,000.00 To The Charity Of My Choosing: 0

Ongoing Mental/Emotional Symptoms: Occasional loss of focus due to information overload, persistent self-doubt


Number of Jobs Currently Working: 3
Number of Hours Working Each Week: about 28

Favorite Job: Center for Child & Family Therapy, babysitting this guy (tie)

Looking For: A permanent, full-time job that pays $50K+ per year and engages my skills in visionary leadership, persuasive communication, creative problem-solving, teambuilding, and fundraising

Ongoing Vocational Symptoms: Desire to be retired at age 36, financial inability to be retired at age 36


Time in Prayer, Daily Average: 34 minutes
Time in Prayer, Aggregate Since 1/1/09: 154 hours, 21 minutes

Worship Services Attended Since 1/1/09: 57, most of them here

Commandments Observed Since 1/1/09: 8
Commandments Broken Since 1/1/09: 2
Commandment Broken Most Frequently: #3

Ongoing Spiritual Symptoms: Frustration when church gets in the way of my relationship with God


Most Observable Leadership Strength: Enthusiasm, Vision (tie)
Most Observable Leadership Weakness: Naïveté

Nonprofit Boards Currently Serving: 2
Nonprofit Boards To Be Serving By 1/1/10: 1, at most

Leadership Roles At St. Luke's United Methodist Church: 3
Leadership Roles At St. Luke's United Methodist Church By 3/1/10: 1

Ongoing Leadership Symptoms: Overestimation of influence, underestimation of influence


Total Miles Driven In My 2007 Nissan Versa: 32,738
Miles Driven Since 1/1/09: 11,382
Gallons Of Gas Used Since 1/1/09: About 397

Number Of Times My "Hoedown Throwdown" Video Has Been Viewed: 255
Number Of Times My "Neti Pot" Video Has Been Viewed: 51
Number Of Times My "Dancing in Qatar" Video Has Been Viewed: 313

Words/Phrases That Have Been Used To Describe Me Lately:
  • Profoundly amazing
  • Nurturing
  • Ingenious
  • Verbose
  • Giving
  • Eater
  • Lion
  • Loyal
  • Laughter
  • Witty
  • Saucy! (exclamation theirs, not mine)
  • Wordsmithy
  • Thoughtful
  • Genuine
  • Sincere
  • Enthusiastic

Ongoing Overall Randomness Symptoms: Ongoing overall randomness


shouldhavezagged said...

Re: the Commandments, I noticed you conspicuously left one of the violated ones unmentioned. Are you covetous, lying, murderous, thieving, what? I SIMPLY WON'T BELIEVE IT.

Scott S. Semester said...

Haha, I wondered if that one was going to stir up controversy. :)

Brooke Nelson said...

Stealing and modifying this State of You idea in the near future. Fair warning.

Scott S. Semester said...

Brookie, imitation is the sincerest form of blah blah blah...

Steal away! (Although that's Commandment #8.)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Scotty! You're so cute! Makes me proud to be your cousin. Wish we were closer so we could "do lunch" once in awhile!

Love, Lisa

shouldhavezagged said...

What other podcasts do you subscribe to? I'm interested in bulking up my lineup.

Scott S. Semester said...

Sacha, the other podcasts I'm subscribed to are:

* "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!"
* "Jordan, Jesse, GO!"
* "You Look Nice Today"
* "The C vs. A Podcast"
* "The Moth"